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  • SMOC grads overcome adversity

    June 2015 - SMOC grads overcome adversity

    Guest speaker Yves Salomon-Fernandez, vice president of Mass Bay Community College, said she knows how hard it is to overcome adversity for education. “I relate a lot to your stories,” said Salomon-Fernandez, who has a PhD. “I know the kinds of challenges and obstacles you had to overcome to get here.” As SMOC graduates struggled with homelessness and adversity to get her education, Salomon-Fernandez said she endured an abusive relationship, slept in parks abroad and in the basement at graduate school to get to where she is now. "If you come from where I came from, you have to work multiple times harder because you were not born with that silver spoon in your mouth," she said. "I did not let my humble beginnings define my future.”


  • GLTHS duo revs it up

    June 2015 - GLTHS duo revs it up

    Greater Lowell Technical High School seniors Mateo Restrepo and Matthew Vieira, both of Lowell, participated in the recent Automotive Youth Educational System State Competition at Massachusetts Bay Community College. The vehicle chosen was a Volkswagen Passat, and the students visited Volkswagen of Nashua, N.H., to practice for two days and get acclimated to the tools and procedures. The students finished third in the state and received a $1,000 scholarship to MassBay Community College.


  • Cape Cod Times: Students research 'Lady in the Dunes'

    May 2015 - Cape Cod Times: Students research 'Lady in the Dunes'

    MassBay Professor Dr. Bruce Jackson and five students investigate longstanding unsolved murder in Provincetown, using current forensic research methods.


  • MassBay students land sizable scholarships

    May 2015 - MassBay students land sizable scholarships

    (May 12, 2015) WELLESLEY — Three Massachusetts Bay Community College students will receive scholarships worth up to $40,000 per year to help pay for their bachelor’s degrees.


  • Three finalists named for post as head of Mass. higher education

    May 2015 - Three finalists named for post as head of Mass. higher education

    (May 6, 2015) BOSTON – A search committee of the state Board of Higher Education announced Wednesday the three finalists for the state’s next commissioner of higher education. They are John O’Donnell, president of Massachusetts Bay Community College; Carlos Santiago Sr., deputy commissioner for academic affairs of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education; and Bill Walczak, founder and past president of the Codman Square Health Center and 2013 Boston mayoral candidate.


  • MassBay president named finalist for higher education chief

    May 2015 - MassBay president named finalist for higher education chief

    (May 6, 2015) BOSTON – The Board of Higher Education on May 15 plans to interview the three candidates: Massachusetts Bay Community College President John O’Donnell, deputy commissioner for academic affairs Carlos Santiago, and Codman Square Health Center founder and past president Bill Walczak. The interviews will be conducted in Boston.


  • Forget Harvard: Here's Where To Go To College If You Want A High-Paying Job

    April 2015 - Forget Harvard: Here's Where To Go To College If You Want A High-Paying Job

    A new study from the the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program ranks two- and four-year colleges based on economic outcomes for graduates—and none of the Ivy League even makes it to the top 10 for the four-year institutions. This is the data that the U.S. News and World Report rankings won't tell you. MassBay Community College ranked 16th nationwide among two-year colleges and is the top ranked community college in the state.


  • Raynor named MassBay's commencement speaker

    April 2015 - Raynor named MassBay's commencement speaker

    (April 10, 2015) WELLESLEY - MassBay Community College this week announced that the school's own athletics director, Bill Raynor, will be the commencement speaker at next month's graduation.


  • State US Attorney, Carmen Ortiz, speaking at MassBay

    April 2015 - State US Attorney, Carmen Ortiz, speaking at MassBay

    (April 9, 2015) WELLESLEY – MassBay welcomes U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen Ortiz, who will speak this Friday, April 10, 12 to 1 p.m., as part of a Goldwater Scholarship celebration event. Her talk is titled: “Protecting the People: A Federal Law Enforcement Perspective on Terrorism and National Security.” The event will take place in the McKenzie Auditorium on the Wellesley Hills campus.


  • Community colleges customize offerings for local workforce

    March 2015 - Community colleges customize offerings for local workforce

    (March 8, 2015) BOSTON – Whether it is Massachusetts Bay Community College teaming up with Genzyme Corp. on life sciences, or Massasoit Community College starting a new veterinary technician program, schools across Greater Boston are retooling their academic and workforce training programs to better meet the needs of employers.


  • The danger of neglecting community colleges

    March 2015 - The danger of neglecting community colleges

    (March 4, 2015) BOSTON –  As a group, the 15 schools in Massachusetts have struggled. It’s time to change that.


  • US Reps on Community Colleges

    February 2015 - US Reps on Community Colleges

    (Masslive.com—By “The Republican”,Feb. 15, 2015 @ 7:00 am) US Reps. Joe Kennedy, Niki Tsongas: Community colleges uniquely positioned to prepare youth for demands of modern economy. In Massachusetts, the economic landscape has shifted toward high-tech manufacturing, research and development in growing fields such as clean energy, biotechnology and medicine. But quality education, cutting-edge resources and innovative programs aren’t limited to Massachusetts’ better-known universities. Last year, Northern Essex Community College in Lawrence opened a Health Education Simulation Center for paramedic and medical technology students; the Department of Labor named Mt. Wachusett Community College in Gardner the lead institution for its Advanced Manufacturing Mechatronics and Quality Consortium, providing $6.5 million to install state-of-the-art equipment for hands-on learning; Bristol Community College in Fall River has been leading the way on clean energy education with its innovative Green Center; and MassBay Community College in Wellesley and Framingham launched a cybersecurity program, preparing students for the front lines of some of our most pressing global challenges.